Execs Vexed By Harassment

Sex allegations prompt companies to re-examine workplace cultureCompanies face the threat of sexual harassment claims, but human resources, public relations and legal experts offer advice.

Amgen Named Best Place to Work in Med Sales

pharma: Survey finds compensation is main factor for rep satisfaction.

What’s the best big biotech company for jobs in medical sales?

Thomas Fire Fallout

As the smoke clears, businesses face questions of loss and recovery

How businesses are suffering, benefiting and coping after the devastation of the Thomas Fire.

Airport’s Pet Play Program Takes Flight

Woodbury student designs graphics and tagline for launch.

Service dog program at Hollywood Burbank Airport gets help from a Woodbury University student.

The Number

#1 Scorpion’s ranking among digital strategy agencies

Valley area companies make online research firm’s list of top advertising and marketing agencies.

Talk Therapy For the Stars

Communication: Young actors and mature execs visit Achieve Speech Associates.

Achieve Speech Associates caters to a growing clientele of young actors and mature executives.

Mostly Good Year for Big Stocks on Valley 50

Investments: Large caps range from slight losses to double-digit gains.

A mixed year for the top companies on the Valley 50 stock index.

Local-Focused Funder

Umbrella organization wants to give charitable contributions from Valley residents to local causes.

Galpin’s Self Driver

Beau Boeckmann loves to market cars, but he suffered shyness when selling them face-to-face.

Galpin Motors Inc. President Beau Boeckmann has a family connection to cars.

First Firms Graduate from Santa Clarita Incubator

Startups: City to extend support to music software developer Nuhubit.

After three years at the Santa Clarita Business Incubator, Alex Bozman is moving on.

Service at a Premium

Finance professionals share their secrets on how to treat clients and their money issues with respect.

What it takes to provide excellent customer experience in the banking industry.

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Financial Services Profile: Juan Ros

Valley financial professionals give advice about customer service.

Financial Services Profile: Chris Myers

Valley financial professionals give advice about customer service.

Financial Services Profile: Ray Vadalma

Valley financial professionals give advice about customer service.

Financial Services Profile: Paul Baboolal

Valley financial professionals give advice about customer service.

Franchise Companies Find Retail Room to Grow

LIST: Business model’s advantages help Valley franchisers expand outlets.

Franchise companies find room to grow in and out of the Valley.

Property Managers Move into Retention Mode

LIST: Landlords want to keep tenants even as rents continue to climb.

Property managers juggle a market with low vacancies and rising rents.

Westfield’s New World

Future in Valley looks bright following mall owner’s acquisition by French company.

Westfield Corp., owner of Valley area shopping centers, is acquired by French company.

Averting Eviction

Gelt Foundation wants to keep responsible tenants facing a financial emergency in their apartments, thus preventing homelessness.

A new foundation aims to help people in financial difficulties stay in their apartments.

Food Rehab for Youth

Market research led firm to open its first eating disorder facility for teen girls in Agoura Hills.

Eating disorder clinic opens to treat teenage girls.

Around the Valleys

News and notes from the greater San Fernando Valley


Calendar of Events

2017? C’mon, It Was a Good Year

Despite media reports, 2017 was a good year.

Your New Year’s To-Do List

As advocates for the business community, our work will never be finished in California.

Two New State Laws Bosses Can’t Ignore

Among 2018’s new employment rules: Employers can’t ask applicants what salary they earned in past jobs.

Two new laws that employers should pay attention to in 2018.

‘Moral Tsunami’ Hitting Businesses Here

Moral compass is needed in business, too.